Cute pic of a Barnie roo over a Jaerhon hen chick :D

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    This chick was chocolate colored when hatched and now it's getting barred?? It had the white spot on the head at hatch and it's brother/sister did not but was also chocolate colored...will add her picture soon. Could the one with no spot on the head be female possibly. This little guy is NO doubt a roo [​IMG]

  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Here is his sister/brother from the same parents: It's the brown chick closest to the blue wheaten to the right of the picture. So what are your thought on this? Her comb is small yet as well. His comb is huge for just six weeks old!

  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    That is a HUGE comb for such a young guy. And so red, too.
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Wowthose Ameraucanas are getting big!!!
  5. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2011
    J Bro
    Awww! He is soooo cute![​IMG]
  6. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Hmmmm...I think that you have a case of a very mysterious chick.[​IMG]
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Hangin Wit My Peeps,

    Cross you made similar to my dominique hen x American game rooster. Dom hen, like Jaerhon hen, carries one copy of barring allele on her Z-chromosome. She passes that chromosome to male offspring only so they will be barred. Her female offspring get w-chromsome which lacks barring gene so they will not be barred. With my cross the base coloration of dominique is extended (all) black which is dominant resulting in birds being all black if no barring gene operating. I am guessing in your cross a brown / red base coloration operates resulting in brown if no barring.
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    OMG that is so awesome! [​IMG] I was thinking that had to be the case because all the girls I hatched out were not barred...he was the only barred I got. I think I need to get more jaerhon hens [​IMG] lol Thanks for that info [​IMG] Now I KNOW brownie is a girl [​IMG] AND all the other brownies as well lol I did sell them as girls so I was HOPING I was right about that thought.

    He also had the white spot on the head too [​IMG] Easy to see which are hens and which are roos right from hatch.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011

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